ABC Undercover Home Health Fraud Investigation Wins National Award

Among ongoing reports of Medicare fraud in the home health business and in health care in general, an ABC News team went undercover to investigate the instance of fraud in home health care, airing in March 2012.  The investigation, led by ABC Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross and investigative producer Megan Chuchmach, aired on ABC programs […]

Owners Sentenced in Dallas $1.3 Million in Home Health Care Fraud Scheme

Owners of Dallas-based home health agency Alliance Healthcare Services, L.P. were sentenced last week for their roles in a nearly $1.3 million health care fraud conspiracy. From November 2008 through mid-February 2011, Alliance submitted claims to Medicare for home health services provided to Medicare beneficiaries, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Alliance employees, […]

Detroit Man Pleads Guilty in $25 Million Home Health Fraud Scheme

A former home health care worker pleaded guilty last week to his part in a $24.7 million fraud scheme that billed for home heath care services that were not not necessary or were not provided.  Clarence Cooper of Detroit pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud for his role as […]

Virgina Home Health Care Operator Pleads Guilty to $295K Medicaid Fraud

A former home health care agency owner in Virginia is facing a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty to Medicare fraud in connection with her home health operations.  Angie Gilchrist, who formerly owned A-Z Alpha Omega In-Home Personal Care Service LLC based in Suffolk, Virginia, was authorized to […]

Missouri Attorney General Cracks Down on Home Health Medicaid Fraud

A St. Louis home health company will pay close to $175,000 in settling a Medicaid fraud case with the state of Missouri.  Infiniti Home Care, Inc. reached a settlement this month, announced by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, that will total 174,504 for billing Medicaid for home care services the company did not provide. The […]

Virginia Home Health Operator Faces Prison for Medicaid Fraud

A former home health care agency provider in Virginia was sentenced this week to 51 months in prison for health care fraud and alteration of records in addition to a consecutive sentence for other charges.  Former owner of A Caring Hand Home Health Care Services Inc. Janice Holland, pled guilty in September to the fraud […]

St. Louis Home Health Care Agency Owner Sentenced in Medicare Fraud

The owner of a St. Louis home health care agency was sentenced to over two years in prison and ordered to pay $398,000 in restitution for false Medicare billing.  Rose Ray-Vasser, 51, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to 30 months in prison. Having pled guilty to fraud charges in September, […]

Gov. Task Force Charges 91 Healthcare Providers for $430 Million Billing Fraud

The Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations has busted 91 individuals—among them doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals—for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $429.2 million in false billing, Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced. The bulk of the fraudulent billing, at more […]

Detroit Home Health Manager Pleads Guilty in $13.8 Million Fraud Scheme

A Detroit man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud after managing a $13.8 million Medicare fraud scheme, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Jawad Ahmed managed home health agency Physicians Choice Home Health Care LLC (Physicians Choice), and used the company to deliver kickbacks to […]